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MS: No New Xbox Console Until 2015

If you had been waiting in anticipation during Microsoft’s E3 briefing for details of the next big console launch that would act as successor to the Xbox 360, you may have an even longer wait than you had hoped for. Chris Lewis, European Microsoft boss has stated in an interview that new Kinect technology will extend the current Xbox lifecycle through to 2015.

Lewis told GamesIndustry.biz:

“I think 2010 will be a very big year for us, it is in many ways for us mid-lifecycle.

“What you’ve seen is with this new sleek design and Kinect for Xbox 360 we’ve got at least another five years of this generation where we continue to offer great experiences for people.

“We continue to attach more games than competitive platforms and we have the healthiest ecosystem with 25 million people connected through Xbox Live. So we are uniquely placed to continue to do really, really well in this business and enjoy ongoing momentum.”

Whilst Microsoft’s word can hardly be taken seriously since they deny all reports of upcoming technology, and the Xbox 360 Slim was categorically just not happening - realistically expect details of a new Xbox console as soon as Sony reveal a Playstation 4.

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Source: GamesIndustry

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I read it more as MS are looking to support this generation for another 5 years and although they dropped the original xbox as soon as the 360 was released I doubt they would do the same again, there’s bound to be some cross over period similar to PS2 to PS3 changeover.

Comment by majg on 2010-06-21 16:32:26 | Reply

I agree with this.

They’ll support it as long as it’s viable. They’ll release Xbox Next whenever the opportunity seems right and presents itself.

Comment by seymour on 2010-06-21 16:42:00 | Reply

You’re quite correct Matt, no company would admit a new console is on the way as it would show their hand to the oposition and detrementally affect sales now. They will announce and have the new Xbox720 ready for immediate sale, just like with the new Xbox-S. It is the only sensible way to bring in new tech these days. And I would expect a long crossover period unlike with the original Xbox.

Comment by w0rms on 2010-06-21 16:44:09 | Reply

I’m perfectly happy with the 360 I’m glad they aren’t planning on a new console for years still.

I think that if Kinect doesn’t work out for them as planned, they will try to release the successor much sooner than expected. What more can they do to cater to the casual market?

After I have forked out for a Slim and Kinect this year - it better be at least 2013 for a new console!!!!

Comment by Rob on 2010-06-22 17:58:06 | Reply

2015? This thing is kinda outdated now. I was hoping they would announce a new console next year and release in 2012. You know how outdated this will be by 2015? Just adding a camera to track motion is not going to get it to 2015.

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